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Surprise Birthday Celebration

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

31 January 2015 Burton, Michigan

Suhbah at As-Siddiq Mosque (2)

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

I think there are two events tonight. This is a surprise for me, I did not know about this, it is a surprising event! [Sajeda: It is not finished.] I would like to thank everyone, especially those whom I missed and we didn’t see them for a long time. Inshaa-Allah, Allah gives them happiness and gives them in this dunya and Akhirah, and I will keep quiet now!

[Presentation by the Kabbani kids of 206 million salawaat on Prophet (s), read for love of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham by mureeds around the world. Sajeda explains the original goal was ten million salawaat, and how everyone came together to support Mawlana and express their love for him.]

Thank you and Allah bless you. I thank everyone who came. I really didn’t know about it, had I known I would have prepared and brought the Holy Hair of Prophet (s). Thank you and Allah give you happiness in dunya and Akhirah and to be with Prophet (s) in dunya and Akhirah.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

[Presentation of video messages from around the world plays on big screen, to everyone's delight.]

This is a comparison. We will not be too long because we have a wedding, so it is a small comparison. Look how much people are enjoying their birthday and my birthday. And people are happy when they get a child and they raise him or her, and they get very sad when they have to leave their child and they die. And this event, which I did not know about completely, they tried to hide it from me, but it struck me that everyone of us likes and loves to see their children grown up and get married, and say to their father, “Happy Birthday.” And this is from `abd to `abd.

What do you think when it is from Allah (swt) to His `Abd? What Allah (swt) will give for the Birth of Islam, the Spring of Islam, the Spring of Imaan, the Spring of Ihsaan, the Spring and Love of Prophet (s), whom He created from His Light? How much is Prophet (s) dear to Allah (swt)? If from person to person there is so much love, what do you think about from the Creator to His Best Servant?

He (swt) made Heavens to be decorated! He ordered all angels wherever they are in Heavens to make every moment in their prayers, in their tasbeeh, in whatever they do, to make salawaat on the Prophet (s)! Imagine, and it is not imagining but a reality, that no one knows the number of angels; their number is infinite, you cannot know it, and all of them are praising Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! And everyone is dearly waiting to have a gaze from Prophet (s), all angels are waiting for a gaze from Prophet (s) when he went to Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa.

So ours is a natural, nice one, organic, and we didn’t know about it, that brought everyone together. I am seeing people whom I know and I met them one time, and I am seeing them and remembering. I am so happy to see them, and people whom I know and are coming to see me, and people who don’t know me and I am seeing some here, which is beyond imagination. I cannot tell you how many emails and text messages and Whatsapp messages came wishing a Happy Birthday, hundreds and thousands from different backgrounds in different countries. For what? For one reason, that we love each other, we do well for each other.

May Allah (swt) love us and keep us under the arms of Prophet (s), under the gaze of Prophet (s), under the sight of Prophet (s)! May Allah forgive us and bless you all.

Wa 's-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.


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